Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Adult Psychiatric
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences University of Health Sciences
Kansas City, MO USA

Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Bipolar disorder Adhd Anxiety Depression schizophrenia substance abuse

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/20/2020, Dr. McLaughlin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. McLaughlin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Allergan Sales, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

91 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Doctor McLaughlin is always a very open person who cares about his patients

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Best Doctor ever - helps me make sure I have the right meds. Calls often as needed. Have been with Dr. McLaughlin for over 10 years.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I have had Dr. McLaughlin as my doctor for 15-20 years. He is very patient oriented and knows how to speak to people. I have always admired his open mindedness and his ability to look at new options/alternatives. He's an excellent psychiatrist and I would highly recommend him. I wouldn't have seen him for all these years if I wasn't completely satisfied with how he has helped me.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have Dr. McLaughlin on their staff. He is the utmost professional and he respects his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

I had a phone call visit,i was the one that needed and wanted the appointment.I wanted to talk on the phone,not do the video visit,it was 100% good to go.The DR. and the receptionists are wonderful,always so kind,caring and understanding.I appreciate them all.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr M is a great listener!

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

wonderful provider thoughtful and listens to patient input

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Feel blessed to have Dr McLaughlin as my physician!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Great Doctor. Always listens to you and informs of pros and cons of any medication he might recommend and allows you to have an opinion in your care.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin is an outstanding physician

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

I have been a long term patient of Dr Mc Laughlin, and respect him highly as a professional and as a person.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin is Brilliant, Scientific with an Amazing Optimism that is Unusual.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. McGlaughlin is very knowledgeable and has helped me a great deal with my mental health issues. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I would recommend Dr. McGlaughlin to anyone struggling with mental health issues.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Words fall short trying to convey how much respect I have for Dr. McLaughlin. He is personable, a great listener & he genuinely cares about you. I walk out of his office feeling confident in his care & know he's there for me whenever I need his help. He is prompt in answering emails as well. I'm so blessed to have him. I walk out of his office a different person. I appreciate his help.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr McLaughlin is the greatest

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Great doctor helps me every time I go to see him

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr McLaughlin is always courteous and helpful ...his staff is always kind and respectful. Also very timely and its so appreciated!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

doctor always sees me as soon as possible

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

superb scientist and excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

My visit was right at the appt time, no waiting. Dr. is very caring & listens.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I already referred Dr to others

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin is the best Doctor I have in the Clinic. I am very involved in my care and he is very respectful of my wishes and gives me all the information to make the right decision. He always is very thorough with my options and we work together on the protocol for my issues.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

When I go to the office I see another Doctor and he knows before I tell him what is going on through communication between everyone in the office. Given that the practice deals with psychological issues it's great not having to repeat myself to somebody else. Better still they work together prior to my visit to share information. This allows them to determine what I need as well as not cutting into my appointment time.

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